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golf tournament 2018

Penn State Altoona Community for Kids Golf Tournament raises nearly $22,000

The Penn State Altoona Alumni Society’s fourth annual Community for Kids Golf Tournament raised nearly $22,000 to support the Center for Child Justice, Penn State Altoona Intercollegiate Athletics, and the Alumni Society Scholarship Fund.
Steve Mullen on the deck of a Navy vessel

Uncharted Seas

Using the skills he learned as part of the Sheetz Fellows program, EMET grad Steve Mullen landed a job with Lockheed Martin helping to develop the world’s first maritime ballistic missile defense system.
Mary Ann Amato

Mary Ann Amato named director of Development and Alumni Relations

Amato has spent the last five years in the College of Health and Human Development at University Park as director of major gifts.
Book Cover: The Cosmic Tour by Brian C. Miller

Alum Brian C. Miller publishes new chapbook

Brian C. Miller's "The Cosmic Tour" is a journey into the past and back to the present, deeply exploring the beauty of love, family, hope, faith, and the reality of living life.
Wherry and Bechtel-Wherry

Penn State Altoona chancellor and dean, husband endow Open Doors Scholarship

Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry, chancellor and dean of Penn State Altoona, and her husband, Timothy L. Wherry, have made a $30,000 gift commitment to endow the Lori J. Bechtel-Wherry and Timothy Lee Wherry Open Doors Scholarship.
2018 City Lights photo

City Lights: Experience the ingenious power of partnership

A series of interactive City Lights events will showcase Invent Penn State next month, as the annual series will visit Harrisburg; Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia and Pittsburgh from June 18-21.
Erin Kelly '09

Interview with alumna Erin Kelly featured in national journal

An interview with Penn State Altoona alumna Erin Kelly '09, is featured in the current issue of Wordgathering, an online national literary magazine.
Eric Barron and Lee Hite

Local leader commits $1 million to power Altoona innovation hub

Penn State and the Invent Penn State initiative are celebrating a $1 million gift from Altoona business leader Lee Hite and his family to support the LaunchBox at Penn State Altoona.
Roz and Phil Sky with the Nittany Lion

Rosalind E. “Roz” Sky to receive University’s Honorary Alumni Award

Sky will receive the award for her lifelong commitment to her community as a volunteer and philanthropist for numerous meaningful organizations.
Randy Green of McCartney's Business Products of Altoona at the Altoona Launchbox

McCartney’s Business Products furnishes Altoona LaunchBox

An in-kind gift from McCartney’s Business Products of Altoona has outfitted Penn State Altoona’s LaunchBox with a variety of tables, chairs, and desks of classic and modern designs.